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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 12th October, 2020)

Coal Trucks

Coal Trucks

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,673

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 12th October 2020 at 00:08

The nicest photo you have ever posted, Mick.

Comment by: PeterP on 12th October 2020 at 08:53

Mine cars if your posh or pit tubs if your a pit-mon

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 12th October 2020 at 12:18

They do look nice. xxxx

Comment by: Gary on 12th October 2020 at 14:35

When Ian Macgregor, during the 1984 Miners' Strike, referred to one of these as "a buggy" my dad, an ex miner was incandescent - "It's not a bl**dy buggy! It's a tub!!"

Comment by: Xpat on 12th October 2020 at 15:22

A miners life was blood, sweat and tears , it was a life many lost . It wasn’t Gardeners World ! Trying to soften it with pretty flowers and pictures does not represent the lives they had . Let those that come after see the rawness and truth that it was . Coal powered the industrial revolution, it wasn’t powered by annuals or perennials.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th October 2020 at 15:56

I wonder what the old pit men would think of the pretty flowers in the tubs...they would stare in disbelief at the sight, chewing their 'baccy' and spitting it out!

Comment by: DTease on 12th October 2020 at 20:13

You can put lipstick on a pig... but it’s still a pig.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 12th October 2020 at 20:46

Try all you want to disassociate miners with flowers in tubs, but it's a fact that horticulture was a common interest and played a big part in many miners lives.

Comment by: Arthur on 12th October 2020 at 21:24

The saying is "You can put a collar and tie on a pig , but it's still a pig".
I don't think Shevington had a pit.

Comment by: Edna on 12th October 2020 at 21:46

Something good sometimes comes from something bad, and this is good!!!

Comment by: Veronica on 13th October 2020 at 08:14

Wreathed, weathered and now bound,
Silent empty shells on wheels, once trundled through echoing caverns beneath the ground.
Enfolding jet-black treasure, wrought by force at the face,
Deep within that one- eyed hole, a God forsaken place!

Comment by: Edna on 13th October 2020 at 18:28

Excellent !! Veronica.Iike that...Your right George horticulture was a big part of some miners lives I can vouch for that.I bet a couple of them would love those tubs in their garden's.

Comment by: PeterP on 14th October 2020 at 19:18

Arthur over time Shevington has had plenty of pits

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